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This Mexican frittata recipe is an easy, delicious meal. Bake this ground beef frittata in the oven for a healthy dinner or hearty breakfast. It’s great for brunch, too!
I could eat tacos and other Mexican-themed meals every night of the week. The savory flavors of taco night are addictive. This is the one food genre that everyone in my family can agree on. There are no complaints in my house at dinnertime on taco night.
This Mexican frittata recipe is so easy to make, and the flavor is amazing!
What Is a Frittata Made of?
Frittatas are typically made of eggs and a variety of mix-ins including vegetables, cheese, and/or meat. The filling variations are endless, so this is a great dish to keep your meal plan interesting!
How to Make a Mexican Frittata
- Ground Beef – I use organic grass-fed ground beef for this Mexican frittata recipe.
- Taco Seasoning – Store-bought taco seasoning is an option, but I recommend making your own taco seasoning and keeping it on hand for other Mexican-inspired recipes.
- Salsa – Classic medium red salsa is delicious in this recipe, but any salsa is fine to use.
- Green Pepper – Chop a medium green pepper, or substitute a bell pepper in a different color.
- Plum Tomatoes – Use fresh plum tomatoes from the garden or produce section of your market.
- Scallions – Green onions give this Mexican frittata recipe a nice flavor. You can substitute regular onion if you’d prefer.
- Eggs – Use organic large eggs if possible.
- Cheddar Cheese (optional) – Sharp cheddar cheese is a great choice, but this frittata is very flavorful even without the cheese if you want to keep it dairy-free.
Step One: Cook the Ground Beef
In a medium oven-safe skillet (e.g. 8-inch seasoned cast iron skillet), brown the ground beef in the olive oil over medium heat. Add the taco seasoning and salsa. Stir to coat evenly, then remove the seasoned meat from the skillet.
Step Two: Cook the Green Pepper
Add the green pepper to the skillet and saute for a few minutes, until crisp tender.
Step Three: Add the Remaining Ingredients and Bake
Add the meat back to the skillet, along with the tomato and scallions. Pour the scrambled uncooked egg on top, and sprinkle with the salt and cheese. Bake the egg mixture for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the frittata is set and no longer jiggly.
It’s easiest to cut this frittata if you let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting. If you try to cut it right when you take it out of the oven, it will be hard to get clean slices.
Mexican Frittata Recipe Substitution Suggestions
You can skip the cheese if you’re avoiding dairy. Substitute chorizo for the ground beef, and use any other vegetables or cheese to mix up the flavor.
How to Store this Ground Beef Frittata
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for several days in an airtight container. Reheat the leftovers in the oven before serving. You can also freeze the extra frittata if you won’t eat it within four or five days.
FAQ and Recipe Tips for this Mexican Frittata Recipe
Is a Frittata Better Hot or Cold?
I like to serve this Mexican frittata warm out of the oven. It can also be served at room temperature, which might be your best bet if you’re serving this dish at a brunch buffet.
What’s the Best Pan to Make a Frittata in?
I use a cast iron skillet to make this ground beef Mexican frittata. Be sure to grease the skillet very well if it isn’t completely seasoned. Eggs tend to stick more than other ingredients, so it will be difficult to remove the frittata from the skillet if it isn’t well-greased.
How Can You Tell When a Mexican Frittata Is Done?
This Mexican frittata is done when it’s set and no longer jiggly in the middle. The frittata should be brown on top along the edges.
How Do I Stop My Frittata from Burning on the Bottom?
Some people like to cook their frittatas on the stovetop. This can result in the frittata burning on the bottom, which is one reason I prefer to bake it in the oven.
What Do You Serve with Frittata?
Some of my favorite side dishes to go with a frittata are green salad, roasted potatoes, rice, or crusty bread. Top the frittata itself with sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, pico de gallo, sour cream, or any of your favorite taco toppings.
Other Healthy Recipes to Try
- Dairy-free Frittata
- Crustless Taco Pie
- Crock Pot Taco Soup
- Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Dairy-free Breakfast Casserole
- Instant Pot Beans and Rice
- Crock Pot Freezer Meal Chili
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 2 tsp taco seasoning or more to taste
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 small green pepper chopped
- 1/3 lb plum tomatoes sliced
- 3 scallions chopped
- 8 eggs scrambled
- 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium oven-safe skillet (8 to 9 inches wide), brown the ground beef in the olive oil. Add the taco seasoning and salsa. Stir to coat evenly, then remove the seasoned meat from the skillet.
- Add the green pepper to the skillet and cook for a few minutes, until crisp tender. Add the meat back to the skillet, along with the tomato and scallions. Pour the scrambled eggs on top, and sprinkle with the salt and cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the frittata is set and no longer jiggly. Let it sit for a few minutes before cutting. Serve warm.
Approximate Nutrition Info
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Mexican Frittata Recipe Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $7.12 to make, or $1.19 per serving. Try this delicious egg dish for an easy dinner that everyone will love.
Note: This recipe was first published in 2017, and it was updated in 2024.